"If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I do have to do it, make it quick," is the basic principle by which energy conservationist Houtarou Oreki lives. But after his sister convinces him to join the Classics Club, Houtarou's life is turned upside down when he meets Chitanda, a perpetually-inquisitive girl who challenges the boy's easygoing existence. Intrigued by the slightest hint of a mystery afoot, Chitanda doesn't hesitate to pester the reluctant yet highly analytical Houtarou into satisfying her curiosity at every turn, no matter how small the problem. Alongside fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door, a strangely-popular library book, and even the shadowy history of the very club to which they belong!
Kyu has always been interested in solving mysteries. After assisting in a murder case, he earns the opportunity to take the entrance exam for the Dan Detective School (DDS), a famous detective school established by the equally famous detective, Dan Morihiko! DDS is trusted implicitly by the police and receives their absolute cooperation in all matters, and its students are often able to crack even the most difficult cases. Can Kyu, along with fellow classmates Megumi, Kintarou, Kazuma and Ryu, meet the demands of the school and the crimes that cross their paths?
Both series revolve around a single character in particular that is exceptional at solving mysteries. In Hyou-ka, the mysteries are far more mundane, but have just as complex solutions that Tantei Gakuen Q has, though those mysteries typically involve murder. Another similarity is the school setting. Tantei Gakuen Q focuses on a class that solves mysteries, while Hyou-ka features a school club that solves mysteries. The ensemble casts have some similarities, but Hyou-ka revolves more on one main character. If you liked Tantei Gakuen Q, you will no doubt enjoy Hyou-ka for the far more stylized approach. If you like Hyou-ka, you will no doubt notice the similarity in the logic behind deducing the solutions to the mysteries. Both series have a similar tone, especially in regard to the way each mystery is taken seriously. They also both have their fair share of amusing moments.
Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?
These two have more than awesome animation and music. Also, the moods of both anime sit well with each other. The characters are simmilar in both growth and design, and the urban mystery and everyday life intertwine marvelously together. Basically, if you like one, the other one is a strong recommendation - you will not regret it! :)
Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.
Both Hyouka and Ghost Hunt have the same idea, which is solving cases through reason and thinking. Ghost Hunt has it's one twist with supernatural aspects while Hyouka is based off reasonable cases of everyday life. Either way, they are great mysteries to watch. If you want some horror and supernatural, watch GhosT Hunt. If you want some slice of life and school life, watch Hyouka.
Rumors tell of a Stony Cat statue that grants a special wish: it will take one of your disliked personality traits and give it to someone in need. Two students arrive at the Stony Cat eager to make a change – Youto, an unabashed pervert, wishes to remove his façade and be able to speak his true feelings, while Tsukiko desires to hide her expressions and be more like an adult. However, little did the pair know that their prayers would be answered in unexpected ways – Youto begins to speak the full, embarrassing truth with brutal honesty, and Tsukiko becomes visually stoic, unable to smile, laugh or cry! To make matters worse, Youto soon runs afoul of the beautiful school idol Azusa, the girl who inherited his unwanted façade. Together, the three slowly become friends while Youto and Tsukiko try to regain what they've lost.
If you like Hyouka or Henneko or vice versa you'll like the other due to both anime having strange and unexpecte plot twists, smooth animation and characters like Tsukiko and Chitanda keep the humor and annoy the main characters to the point where it becomes entertaining and a regular part of the story.
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
The events differ in both series but the tone seems similar. Both are a slice-of-life drama in either highschool (Hyouka) or university (Honey and Clover). Through reflection, the main characters find their passions in life. Both were fairly lighthearted series with good comedy.